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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Make a Garment a Month Challenge Update 9 November, Your Plans...


Hi everyone,

What a success this challenge has become - I love  your enthusiastic response :). Let's see if we can keep the momentum going and get a good community happening via our blogs. 

Before I start the post, I thought I would just run through a couple of housekeeping issues, especially for new people joining us.  Those of you already in the challenge can just skip this part and go to the exciting plans later in the post :) 

New people are finding us all the time - that's thanks to the button you put on your sidebar.  This means we all get to meet new sewers and new bloggers.

Mina , Sherry and Heather have just joined.  




It's lovely that some people that have found out about this challenge are starting their own blogs too.  It's great to have you with us in the blogosphere.  

For those of you who are new to the challenge, do read the rules in the top bar of my blog.  These are guidelines to help you structure your sewing goals and to keep the challenge on track.  

To new bloggers, if you are not sure how to  put the button on your side bar, please read this post:


Don't worry too much if it is all too much to work out how to do right now - over time you will find this quite easy to do.  

That's the blah, blah, now the bit that's interesting ...all your

VERY WONDERFUL PLANS FOR NOVEMBER GARMENTS:


Judy has already posted her plans - she is going to make this gorgeous dress: 

 in this stunning fabric:


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Is going to make this stunning gown:

She's chosen a gorgeous fabric - do pop over to her blog and take a look....

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 Is going to make a very elegant jacket from Simplicity 1699:


From this stunning plaid:

A truly elegant jacket - can't wait to see it made up, Mrs Smith :)

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Jolanda is going to make a really stunning dress - the pattern comes from the October pattern supplement in Klipmode:


And the fabric she has chosen is so gorgeous:


I think this is going to look really special, Jolanda :)

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Is going to make this lovely Marcy Tilton Top, bottom right out of these lovely fabrics.  Looks like a gorgeous warm colour theme is emerging here :)


Good luck with this top Debby.

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Chris (Blue Sea): www.sewtypical.blogspot.com

Chris plans  to make up this lovely Tea Garden T Top.  I am not familiar with these patterns, so we all learn new things everyday in blogland.


Chris thinks this top will be a challenge for her - I think it will look super when it is done.

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Farhana is learning to make her own patterns and wants to make a simple top:


She wants a wide bateau neckline like the two pictures shown.

Good luck Farhana ...

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Melanie  is planning to make two garments:

 The first dress is Butterick 5923 in a great print.

And the second, also in a great print, is a Kwik Sew Dress


Both very pretty - these will look lovely made up:)

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Tash is going to make this gorgeous dress, version B.  Now I have this pattern somewhere, so I am looking forward to seeing Tash's version.

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Kathy: www.sewsometimes.blogspot.com

Has set herself a challenge with stripes:

And is going to make this New Look 6779 top.

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Coco: www.cocosloft.blogspot.com

Is using this coat from BurdaStyle 10/2011 as the inspiration for her fur coat.


And she has found this stunning fur:


She is going to use a TNT that she has already made up - do pop over to her blog and have a look...

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SewBlessedMaw (Judy) : www.sewblessedmaw.blogspot.com

Judy is working on her second Indygo Junction garment in the Make a Garment a Month Challenge:

She hasn't decided which fabric yet - she hopes she can use the blue fabric but there might not be quite enough...

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gmarie: www.gmariesews.blogspot.com  - Is going to make the Anna dress from By Hand London.


 A truly beautiful dress :)

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Has found some stunning local fabric (she lives in Thailand at the moment):

 And plans to make this dress (Vogue 8805):


Gaye has also set up an Etsy shop, so pop over to her blog where you will find the link.

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DorothyDotDot: www.sewingfunthings.blogspot.com

Is planning to make this superb coat :

From a bronze fur fleece with a leopard pattern lining.  This will be quite some coat Dorothy :)

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Linda plans to make a skirt out of this fabulous faux leather:





She hasn't chosen her pattern yet - but I think whatever she chooses, this skirt is going to look great :) 



Also no visuals, but Hana is planning to make an easy long sleeve top from Burda Style.

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Sharon: www.petiteandsewing.blogspot.com  is thinking about making a top for the coming Australian summer.

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 Oh, and my plans:

As I am away for a few days and unable to sew, I have chosen a very simple pattern to make up so that at least I know I will get a garment made :



 In dark navy cotton, just a summer basic elastic waist skirt.

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AND, GUESS WHAT.....

TWO OF YOU  HAVE  ALREADY COMPLETED THEIR NOVEMBER GARMENTS - ANY IDEA WHO THEY ARE?  (I'M HOPING YOU ALL VISIT EACH OTHER'S BLOGS AND ALREADY KNOW!!) 

I'LL BE POSTING THEM NEXT WEEK ...THEY ARE BOTH  STUNNING :)

That's all for now, see you soon,

Sarah Liz :)










20 comments:

  1. Oh wow there are some very impressive plans for November there and a lot of new blogs to follow, thank you SarahLiz for all the work you are doing.

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    1. Yes, it will be lovely to see the finished garments. And thank you for your kind words :)

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  2. So pleased Make a Challenge is growing. Dresses are quite popular for November, Ive just cut one out, but my original plan I will have to rethink on the style option as the vintage fabric is only 36" wide, may have to jiggle them pieces around.

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  3. SarahLiz, you are so great to do this. It is really interesting to see what others are planning to work on.

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    1. Thank you Linda. It is interesting - so many different ideas :)

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  4. So looking forward to seeing all of the results!

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  5. I agree with Linda, this is really great of you to put this together, so that we can share in what others are making...

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    1. Hi Candice, I'm glad you are happy with the idea :)

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  6. I just want o second Sharon's thoughts re this challenge; thank you very much Sarah Liz for all the effort. It is much appreciated as I find new blogs to follow and get to know more sewing bloggers.

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    1. Thank you Gaye :) Glad you are meeting other sewing bloggers :)

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  7. Hi SarahLiz, thank you for all the effort! I saw everyone had great plans for November. I am looking forward to see the final projects.
    Also, only yesterday I had time to posted my November plan on my blog. I should've posted earlier but I was busy.
    Wishing you a great weekend :)

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    1. Thank you Hana. Don't worry about when you should have posted, it doesn't matter :). I'll add it next week.

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  8. Oh my! And there are several patterns here on my "need to sew" list. :)

    I can't wait to see everyone's garments as they're made up. This will be a great November!

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    1. I agree with your thoughts about the patterns - so many ideas to try out :). The nice thing is, even if you don't get to make them yourself, you get to see someone's version :)

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  9. Really looking forward to seeing everyone's finished garments! So much inspiration for all these great sewing ladies....

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  10. Yes your are wright and thanks for post a good topic . your post is

    top most in related post of Home of the Make a Garment a Month Challenge.

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